Farrah and Lance elope in Iceland at the Blue Lagoon, black beaches, with a sunset vow exchange at Seljalandsfoss // Victoria Wedding and Elopement Photographers
We met Farrah and Lance through our friend Emma of Emma McCormmick Creative, and were so excited when they told us that they wanted to elope in Iceland and have us there to take the photos! Like all of our couples, Farrah and Lance had their own unique way of doing their elopement, and we loved photographing the whole experience. Farrah and Lance had a not-so-secret elopement, and even had a handful of family members and friends along to share in the day. A mini wedding! We love it!
The day started out dark, with rain clouds looming over Reykjavik and as far as we could see: we assumed that our lucky weather streak had run out. Our only option for the day was to follow the road in any direction that might lead us towards any sort of light. What a great decision that ended up being!
Black lava rocks, topped with bright green moss is what covers most of the Reykjanes Peninsula where we decided to head. At Blue Lagoon, the vibrantly blue pools of water cut a contrasting path through the green and black blanket. They're made all the more vivid by their stark white silica borders. For Farrah and Lance's first look, it made for a very surreal setting, even as rain threatened to pour on them. From there we headed east, where we were treated to black sand beaches; their grassy dunes stretching for thousands of acres. Here we found an absolute absence of people, and warm sunlight bursting through dense fog, creating an otherworldly and romantic atmosphere.
Farrah and Lance had saved their vows just for Iceland, and they were hoping to be able to exchange them at a waterfall at some point through the day. As the day wound down and the sun began to set, we made our way further east to Seljalandsfoss, stopping along the way to visit with some Icelandic horses, and trying to coax them into cuddles with the promise of apples. We made it to Seljalandsfoss just in time for a glorious sunset, which couldn't have been more perfect for Farrah and Lance's romantic vow exchange.
Thank you Farrah and Lance! We had such a great day with you and your squad, chasing the light, fishing for horses, and walkie-talkie-ing like truckers between our vehicles! Congratulations to you both, we hope these memories last forever!